Remote Learning Extended Until February 10, 2021

WRDSB schools will continue remote-learning until at least February 10th, 2021. This decision is based on current directions from the Ministry of Education and the advice of public health experts with the intention of slowing the spread of COVID-19. Any further extension to the period of remote learning will be determined by the Ministry of […]

Province Extends Distance Learning in the WRDSB

Today, Stephen Lecce, the Minister of Education, announced that school closures and distance learning will continue for students in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and select other school boards across the province to help limit the spread of COVID-19. What we know Students in the WRDSB will continue distance learning until further direction […]

Responding to the Events of Inauguration Day: Resources for Families and Students

Today with the peaceful inauguration of President Joe Biden, and Kamala Harris taking the oath of office as the first Black and South Asian woman Vice President of the United States, we witnessed both history and the transition of executive power in the United States. This process has been difficult and sometimes violent. The news […]

Educational Assistant and Child & Youth Worker Appreciation Day

Today, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) marks Educational Assistant and Child & Youth Worker Appreciation Day. Educational Assistants (EAs) help to deliver educational programs and provide support to students in our schools, while Child & Youth Workers (CYWs) work with children who face a variety of social, emotional and behavioural challenges. Our EAs […]

It’s Time to Register for Kindergarten

Starting kindergarten is an exciting time for children and families. For many, it’s the first school experience in their learning journey. At Waterloo Region District School Board, we want to assure families that their children will receive the best education for their child’s needs from kindergarten to graduation. In kindergarten, students learn about the world […]

Parenting Essentials Video Series with Parents for Children’s Mental Health

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and Parents for Children’s Mental Health are proud to announce the Parenting Essentials video series, featuring recordings of webinars that took place in the fall of 2020. The first video in this series offers an overview for any parents, and caregivers, interested in learning more about the complexities […]

Friday, January 22 is a PD Day for elementary students

Friday, January 22, 2021 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary school staff. Elementary students will not engage in synchronous learning classes. All Before & After School Programs including Extended Day Programs will be closed while schools are closed to students. The focus of the PD Day will be teacher-directed assessment, evaluation and reporting […]

EXTENSION: Elementary Mode of Learning Change Requests

Due to the declaration of a provincial emergency and the extension of remote learning, we have heard from many families that they are experiencing difficulties in making a decision given these uncertain times. In an effort to be responsive to your concerns, we have extended the deadline for elementary families to request a change to […]

Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Event – January 19

As part of our ongoing Anti-Human Trafficking Strategy, we are inviting parents and caregivers to attend a webinar on January 19, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. In partnership with Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Program from St. Mary’s Hospital, the Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) as well as the Waterloo Region Police Service, this event marks […]

Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency

We want to provide WRDSB families with further information regarding the declaration of a second provincial emergency and the most recent direction from the Ministry of Education. By January 20, 2021, the Chief Medical Officer of Health will advise the Ministry of Education, in conjunction with local public health units, which school boards will resume […]

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